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Iran says to complete building 'Zafar' missile soon

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9002-09755

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the country intends to complete Zafar (Triumph) missile project soon.

"Iran completes building Zafar missile project soon and there are other air defense projects on the agenda of the country as well," Vahidi said on Wednesday on the sidelines of cabinet meeting.

"Zafar" missile is of Cruise class.

Meanwhile as to death of al-Qaeda Leader Osama Bin Laden, he said, "Americans tried to act successfully in the issue, but the fact is that, the matter (death of Bin Laden) has been a big failure for them," he added.

"Americans stepped in Afghanistan under the excuse of killing or arresting Bin Laden, they came to Iraq with the same excuse. Statistics say one million people have been killed in the region, some 1,000 billion dollars were spent and they imposed 10-year war to the region under the excuse of killing one person," Iranian Defense Minister added.

"They (Americans) inflicted much damage to the region to kill only one individual," he said as raising doubts about press reports on Osama Bin Laden's death since his body was buried in sea.

"Why did not they allow to an impartial observer to confirm that the body belongs to Osama Bin Laden."

"Americans have faced a sever deadlock in their strategy and they try to make a triumph for their selves out of the issue."

"They have faced a new attrition for their presence in the region and they should find a way out."

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